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Farmers' market row looms large
A row has blown up in Bath over plans to expand one of the longest-running farmers' markets in the country.

The sustainable charity, Envolve, is the landlord of the Green Park station, where the current market takes place.

Envolve has now served notice and plans to start up an expanded market on the site from 23 November.

Some traders, who have run the market for 10 years and traditionally decide who has a stall, voiced concerns about keeping the market's principles.

Keith Goverd, secretary of the company which has runs the market to date, said: "Our rules and regulations are very strict - we don't allow traders to buy stuff in, for example.

"And we don't allow olives as they don't grow as yet in the country."

There are currently around 20 stalls on the market.

But Chris Head, director of Envolve, said: "We want to make it more successful. We want to allow it to grow and increase choice and variety.

"We will keep it as local producers selling local produce... but the aim is to get it back to be more accountable, not just producer-led."



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